What is Intelligence?

By: Lizette Rios, Honeida Leon, and Andrea Escalante.

Intelligence Test

  • Educators use test to try to find children's thinking skills.
  • The test help teachers, principles, and learning specialist understand and meet students' educational needs.
  • The first test was to identify students who need help with schoolwork.
  • The revised first test is called the Stanford-Binet Test.
  • The intelligence quotient is the number that compares a child's test to the result of another child's test that are the same age.
  • Factors that have nothing to do with intelligence can influence results
  • Overall scores such as IQ scores do not tell us much about individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Two people with the same IQ may have vary different abilities.
  • Cultural bias: means that many of the test questions favored or gave an advantage to people from one culture over other cultures.
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Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligences- are abilities in problem solving or creating materials that have value


Eight Intelligences:

  • Linguistic intelligence- involves sensitivity to language, the ability learn languages, and to use it to accomplish goals.
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence- consist of ability to analyze problems using logic, perform math operations, and explore issues scientifically.
  • Spatial intelligence- involves understanding the potential use of space, and thinking 3-dimensional. For example, architects use and need this kind of intelligence.
  • Musical intelligence- involves skill in performing, composing and appreciating musical patterns.
  • Bodily-kinesthic intelligence- has to do with the potential to use one's body to solve problems.
  • Interpersonal intelligence- understanding the intentions, desires, and motivations of others.
  • Intrapersonal intelligence- capacity to understand oneself, including fears, hopes, and motivations.
  • Naturalist intelligence- recognizing, categorizing and drawing upon the features of the environment.

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